Spring cleaning is tedious, and cleaning products used are often unappealing and potentially hazardous. Dangerous chemicals used to kill bacteria and wipe grime away from surfaces may also endanger pets, children, and seniors with harmful scents and problems when in contact with the skin. McClellan Senior Living cares about our residents and we would like to share some helpful information that you and your loved ones can use this spring!

Seniors should avoid harsh smelling cleaning products that may also have harmful effects when in contact with the skin, eyes, or when ingested in the lungs. Although protective clothing and equipment are available for cleaning, it’s best to skip using the chemicals altogether and go with a more eco-friendly and natural cleaning solution options!

1.   Vinegar

Vinegar has been used as a useful cleaning product for many years. The properties in vinegar have shown to be extremely efficient at removing odors and stains from fabrics, furniture, flooring, and other items in the home!

Vinegar has a wide variety of uses and can replace several of the popular cleaning products in the home if used correctly. Most solutions involve using vinegar with water to dilute it and then using a spray bottle to dispense the solution onto the surface that needs to be cleaned.

Research other uses for vinegar, as you’ll learn that it’s quite a versatile to use around the home!


2. Baking Soda

Baking soda is a product that is used in a variety of cleaning supplies, odor removers, and even toothpaste! The reason that baking soda is so widely used is that it possesses several powerful cleaning properties that many other natural substances don’t have.

Baking soda is commonly used in refrigerators to absorb unwanted smells and can even be used to scrub odors out of your floors! Research some cleaning solutions that you can make at home that include baking soda. Many sprays, fresheners, powders, and deodorizers all include baking soda as the main ingredient!

3. All-Natural Soap

Most people start cleaning and go straight to using bleach, ammonia, and other harsh chemicals. As that may seem like the most effective solution, try to avoid using these chemicals and start with simple soap and hot water!

Soap is exceptionally versatile and can be used on almost any surface, depending on what material it is. Research which objects in your home are okay to clean with soap and do some spot testing to make sure they’re safe to use. By using all-natural soaps, you and your loved one will avoid the smells of chemicals, but also be using a natural alternative that doesn’t harm the environment!

By using safe cleaning products for spring cleaning, you won’t have to worry about damaging the eyes and lungs. Using environmentally friendly cleaning products is also an excellent way to prevent any harm to the ecosystem while cleaning this spring! Start researching other products that you can replace hazardous chemicals with today!

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